So a day late but my day of air travel went fine.

Flight from Manchester to Philadelphia was quiet and very enjoyable enjoyed watching Mission Impossible Ghost Recon and Real Steel on the flight as well as writing my presentation.

The internal flights went well and was nice to pass through Charlotte Douglas International Airport and see all the Duke and Tarhills memorabilia brought back nice memories.

Finally made it New Orleans and enjoyed all you can eat Catfish at Joey K’s followed by IceCream at The Creole Creamery followed up by a stroll through a bit of the Garden District past The Prytania Theatre.

 

I finally made time to sit down and watch the Kony 2012 film.

Its a powerful film about the ongoing criminal actions of a Joseph Kony in Uganda, the campaign to see him brought to justice and how we as citizens of the earth can act against this.

I find the idea of individual citizens uniting as a group to achieve something exciting and the enabling power of the internet makes this a unique time for this kind of citizen activism.

It is interesting to also consider how this highlights the inaction of governments on some issues until it is prompted to by its citizenry. While I understand that many will cite the failings of Make Poverty History and the Climate Change campaigns as an illustration as to how ineffective these campaigns can be I still think that it is always worth trying.

So please make time to watch the film,

https://vimeo.com/37119711

and apologies I suspect I will mention this a few more times.

The Guardian has a great discusion about the issues online here.

So a little milestone reached the AudioPodcast pushed over a 1000 page views in day thanks to the dual effect of the live MSP Symposium coverage from the Electric Spring and an interview with Frank Bry of therecordist.com .

So that is ace :)

So things that are happening which I cant really talk about in detail but are the reasons I am not blogging lots.

The Inclusive Improv team might be getting some new members and a 2012 spring season.

An album I have been working on is getting mastered for release.

The Audio Podcast is almost a year old.

I start teaching at a new university on Friday an incredible blessing.

Also I bought another computer but I am going to podcast about it.

And I am spending even more time in emacs and org-mode.

So that is what I have been doing these past few weeks.

So I spent last weekend at the Max 4_u convention with the rest of TheAudioPodcast team.

You can hear the show online here.

I had a great time at the convention, made some new friends, enjoyed some good patching and playing Max Articulate.

Particularly enjoyed, Bret Battey Compressed Feedback SynthesisJeremy Bernstein How I learned to stop worrying and love JavaScript and Luke Woodbury Max and special needs.